Atlantis

Atlantis

by David Gibbins
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Atlantis 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Rena89 More than 1 year ago
This book is a good escape, on a dreary day. There were parts that were a little "hokey". Overall, I like the book. The ending did take me by surprise. I expected them to find one thing and they find the complete opposite, but implications, are huge. Even though this book is fiction, I love the books that make wonder...What if? This did exactly that.
fke76 More than 1 year ago
When I read the synopsis, I was expecting something along the lines of DaVinci Code. This did not happen. I did not even finish this book, and usually as long as I have started one leaving it half way is not something I do. The characters could have been good. The plot was interesting but didn't quite make it...that's what I felt this whole book was, just not quite there. I kept reading on to see if it would pick up but it just didn't happen for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the author's first novel revolving around the search for Atlantis. There is no doubting Dr. Gibbin's educational qualifications and expertise as a diver, but he lets the technological aspects of diving overshadow the literary aspects of his work. However, it's still not a bad story and I found it to be both informative and entertaining. He also enlightens us about the disgraceful practices and detrimental effect of the black market on archeological artifacts as well as highlighting the brilliance of the ancients, something we do not fully appreicate. I would recommend you give it a try but be patient.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because every time I walked into a bookstore or an airport, I saw someone reading it. So I was a little surprised to see that more people had not written reviews. Anyway, I have mixed feelings about this book. The book can be dissected into two subparts interesting theories about the existence and origins of Atlantis, and the contrived plot of the art thief/terrorist attempting to seize the protagonist¿s discoveries. This is not a seamless mixing of history and fiction. The theories of the origins of Atlantis that lead to the development of western civilization as we know it are very interesting, and I enjoyed reading Gibbins¿ theories. The fictional chase, however, was lackluster and overdrawn. Gibbins¿ character development is also lacking, but if I had to read another hundred pages developing the characters, I may have not been able to finish the book. This is a perfect example of a book trying fit the mold of the slew of historical fiction that has recently become overwhelmingly popular but lacking the interest and excitement that makes these books popular. I recommend reading this book if you are interested in learning more about the development of the Mediterranean cultures, but be prepared for the long, stretched-out chase.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. Way to much explanation. Not enough character depth. Read every 3-5 paragraphs, the test is unnecessary. I read a lot of books but don't review many. I highly recommend passing this one up.
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dogonit More than 1 year ago
Gibbins packs a lot of action and historical info into his pages. I learned a lot and found I wanted to know more about this part of the world. You do have to keep your attention on the book though, since he does pack so much in. I am looking forward to reading Crusader Gold next.I do hope he draws his characters in more depth. This is one thing I like about James Rollins. You feel you really know the people of SIGMA force.
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